Ludhiana police have advised city residents against hiring modified limousine cars, saying that these vehicles had been modified in violation of the Central Motor Vehicle Act.
On orders of the Punjab and Haryana high court, the district transport office and the traffic wing of Ludhiana police have been tracing such vehicles to cancel their registration.
On Saturday, assistant commissioner of police (traffic) Dhruman Nimbale said these vehicles are likely to be impounded and, if such a vehicle is challaned during a marriage, celebration would likely be cut short.
Given the opulence connected with them, modified limousine cars have become routine at marriages in the district. Several people in the district had jumped in to make a profit out of the business opportunity and modified vehicles to look like Limousine cars, violating the Central Motor Vehicle Act.
People ended up paying Rs 15,000 a day to hire such vehicles. ACP (traffic) Dhruman Nimbale appealed to the people to avoid hiring such vehicles. “It would only inconvenience them if such a vehicle is impounded during a marriage ceremony. We don't want that do happen,” he said.